Alexandria Port Authority handles 61.3 million tons during the fiscal year 2020/2021 and a significant increase in the volume of exports

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Alexandria Port Authority handles 61.3 million tons during the fiscal year 2020/2021 and a significant increase in the volume of exports

With the end of the fiscal year 2020/2021, the statistical data of the General Authority of Alexandria Port shows that it was able to significantly overcome the negative effects of the Corona virus, which swept the world, negatively affecting the movement of global trade and declining performance rates in many international ports. However, Alexandria Port has succeeded in turning the index negative to positive indicator; The volume of trading in Alexandria and Dekheila ports during the last fiscal year reached 61.3 million tons of various types of goods, an increase of 1% over the previous fiscal year. Contained goods come at the forefront of the goods that witnessed a significant increase in the last fiscal year 2020/2021 compared to the previous year 2019/2020, when more than 21.9 million tons were handled, an increase of 16% as a result of handling a larger number of HQ containers. In turn, general cargo witnessed a remarkable increase, as more than 5.7 million tons were handled, an increase of 14% over the previous fiscal year, and more than 1.6 million TEUs were handled. In general, the quantities of goods exported through the ports of Alexandria and Dekheila increased by 11% over the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year, as it came at the forefront of the exported goods (potatoes, onions, iron roll - rebar). These increases in the rates of circulation and navigation movement come in light of the instructions and directives of Mr. Captain / Tariq Shaheen, Chairman of the Board of Directors - to achieve professionalism in the performance of work by the pilot and towing crews in the port, as well as the adoption of advanced technological means by the Authority’s employees to speed up the procedures related to the docking and departure of ships and the application of the JIT system and raising Standard rates of loading and unloading operations and continuous striving to reduce congestion in the port. On the other hand, the Alexandria Port Authority handled 214 thousand tons of various types of goods during the past 48 hours, as well as 2120 TEUs, and the number of arrival and departure ships reached 47 ships, and the number of ships currently left on the berths is 31 ships, and 9254 trucks have entered and exited. Through the gate of the ports of Alexandria and Dekheila. 1/8/2021

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